The property is located in an area called "The Avant Pays Savoyard", a mid-mountain region, ideal for walks for all members of the family! The region is also rich in vineyards, lakes and tranquil countryside. The landscape is continuously changing, the colours transforming with each season.
Here are some of the unmissable local sites:
Lake Aiguebelette (Le lac d'Aiguebelette)
Only 20 minutes from Les Balcons du Chat, Lake Aiguebelette is the third biggest natural lake in France. Motor boats are banned which makes the lake an ideal spot for swimming or fishing. Surrounded by mountains, a wide variety of sports are available: hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, hang-gliding, etc.
The River Rhône (Le Rhône)
Only 6 km away from Les Balcons du Chat...
an important ecological restoration program is nearing completion. Visitors are just beginning to explore this unspoilt area. A ride in a canoe will give you the opportunity to observe the river's wildlife, its numerous islands and luxuriant vegetation. A unique spot waiting to be discovered!
A cycle path from Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) all the way to the sea is under construction. It will follow the river Rhone for 670 km : a section 13 km long , just near here, will alow you to get an idea what this 'green' route will be like when it is completed.
Lake Bourget (Le Lac du Bourget)
30 minutes away, Lake Bourget is the biggest natural lake in France. 20 km long and 4 km wide, it is above all a rich ecological environment where numerous migratory birds nest. Particular care is given to this rare and fragile environment and green tourism is being developed to protect the lake.
North of the lake is the Lavours marsh, one of the very last European wetlands, covering an area of about 500 hectares (about 1200 acres). The marsh can be visited thanks to a raised walkway, with excellent views of The Dent du Chat.
The Regional Natural Parks of the Chartreuse and the Bauges (Parcs naturels régionals de Chartreuse et du Massif des Bauges)
50 minutes away are the parks of the Chartreuse and the Bauges. These can be enjoyed in both winter and summer as areas in which to hike, downhill ski, cross-country ski or snowshoe.
www.parc-chartreuse.net / www.parcdesbauges.com
Aix les Bains 18 holes golf-course is 30 minutes from Les Balcons du Chat, on the banks of Lake Bourget.